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  • Andersen Corporation completed the previously announced sale of its hollow core vinyl window and patio door business, including the Silver Line and American Craftsman brands, to Ply Gem. The transaction closed on Oct. 14, 2018. As the company previously reported, the divestiture is part of Andersen's broader strategy to sharpen its focus on its Andersen, Renewal by Andersen and specialty... more »
  •     Pictured: a cross section of Deceuninck North America’s Revolution XL Tilt & Turn Passive House Edition window, which has earned certification as a Passive House Component.  The Passive House Institute certified Deceuninck North America’s Revolution XL Tilt & Turn window as a Passive House Component. The Passive House Institute is an independent... more »
  • Roto Frank Group will undergo structural changes, effective Jan. 1, 2019. The Group will be comprised of three, instead of two, independently managed divisions (see figure below for a map of the new formation.) The changes will not affect the Americas region.  According to the company, the changes aim to make the divisions more independent, agile and customer-focused. In addition to the... more »
  •   San Antonio-based Steves & Sons was named The Home Depot’s Millwork Partner of the Year at Home Depot’s annual marketing meeting in Atlanta. This marks the fourth time Steves & Sons has won the award.   The sixth-generation family-owned company was singled out by Home Depot Vice President of Merchandising Mark Becker for its responsiveness in meeting the... more »
  • VT Industries Inc. acquired Eggers Industries, a national door and millwork manufacturer based in Wisconsin. VT plans for the operation of the manufacturing plants to remain consistent. With the best interest of every employee in mind, VT intends to combine the VT and Eggers sales teams immediately and will communicate new territory assignments with team members and customers, according to a... more »
  • Winchester Industries is celebrating 35 years of triple glass insulating window and door manufacturing. The privately owned company has two productions lines for its Bristol and Oxford windows and doors at a 141,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Saltsburg, Pa. With more than 2.5 million windows, patio doors and steel doors installed nationwide, Winchester utilizes exclusive Bristol and... more »
  • The Dow Chemical Co. will implement new low capital intensity, high return investments in its upstream and downstream silicones franchise to accelerate innovation and support global customers’ demand in high growth markets, including high-performance building.  “The projects we are announcing today support our ability to continue to meet strong global demand for Dow... more »
  • Heather West Public Relations Inc. celebrated its 20th year in business with clients and colleagues attending GlassBuild America, Sept. 12-14 in Las Vegas. Founded in 1998 by the wife and husband team of Heather West and Mark Long, the company specializes in architectural, engineering and construction product manufacturers and service providers. Its clients include: the American Architectural... more »
  •     Best in Show/Overall Winner: Trolley House by Beinfield Architecture PC, beinfield.com, Norwalk, Connecticut LaCantina Doors announced the winners of its annual Best of LaCantina architect’s design competition. Seven projects from across the country were awarded, which were judged on architectural excellence, creative design, and the best of use of LaCantina door and... more »
  • FeneTech Inc. will release its next-generation software, FeneVision Ultimate, during glasstec, which takes place Oct. 23-26 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Designed for glass fabrication and window and door manufacturing companies, FeneVision Ultimate will be the most comprehensive software version released to date, the company reports.   “When a company stops improving their software... more »